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Oh, Blessed Bri’Land | Jedah Mayberry | Fiction

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Bri’Land glistened at me, her brilliant display of pink sand shimmering in delight.  It would seem that I had finally, on our last day, come around to granting her name the proper pronunciation. We had landed on Harbour Island, but we would depart from Bri’Land. I shade my eyes, stretch my gaze over the expanse […]

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Books That Go with Wine and Books That Don’t

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The beverages most associated with reading are tea and coffee. But many readers love to cozy up in bed with a book and a glass of wine. Great weekend pastime. Our resident librarian, who is, of course imaginary, happens to be a part-time sommelier. So we asked her for recommendations on what books are best […]

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Statement: African Authors Sans Frontieres in Solidarity with African-Americans

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As African writers without borders who are connected beyond  geography with those who live in the United States of America and other parts of the African diaspora, we state that we condemn the acts of violence on Black people in the United States of America. We note in dismay that what Malcolm X said in […]

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#SaveLambdaLiterary | Leading LGBTQ Literary Organization Needs Your Help

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Lambda Literary is struggling under the devastating financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic. On April 17, the organization launched a campaign tagged #SaveLambdaLiterary to help raise funds. The appeals was made in a letter signed by Amy Scholder, President, Board of Trustees and Sue Landers, Executive Director of Lambda Literary. A portion of the appeal […]

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Innocent Chizaram Ilo Awarded 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for Africa Region

Innocent Chizaram Ilo 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

Nigeria’s Innocent Chizaram Ilo is the regional winner for Africa of the 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for their short story “When a Woman Renounces Motherhood.” At 23, Ilo, who lives in Lagos, is the youngest-ever writer to be awarded the Africa region prize. We are thrilled for Innocent, whose writing we have published here […]

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What We Are Reading This Week | Magical Tales About Life in Northern Nigeria

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BUY Cassava | Amazon A new edition of Abubakar Adam Ibrahim’s The Whispering Trees is out in Cassava Shorts, a new series published by Cassava Republic to “showcase gripping stories by celebrated and emerging authors.” The Whispering Trees, originally published in 2012, is a collection of short stories capturing life in Northern Nigeria in vivid […]

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Poda-Poda Stories Calls for Submissions from Sierra Leonean Writers

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Poda-Poda Stories is a new digital platform curating Sierra Leonean literature. The platform was founded by Ngozi Cole, a Sierra Leonean writer whose word on gender and culture is widely published. Poda-Poda Stories features stories, poems, essays & critical thought pieces, short films and featured photography. The goal of the platform, Ngozi Cole explains in […]

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Petina Gappah’s Out of Darkness, Shining Light Wins the 2020 Chautauqua Prize

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Petina Gappah’s Out of Darkness, Shining Light is the winner of the 2020 Chautauqua Prize. The Chautauqua Prize has been awarded each year since 2012 to “a book of fiction or literary/narrative nonfiction that provides a richly rewarding reading experience and honors the author for a significant contribution to the literary arts.” The Chautauqua Institution is […]

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Oh, Blessed Bri’Land | Jedah Mayberry | Fiction

fiction brittle paper Jedah Mayberry

Bri’Land glistened at me, her brilliant display of pink sand shimmering in delight.  It would seem that I had finally, […]

Books That Go with Wine and Books That Don’t

literary lifestyle wine and books

The beverages most associated with reading are tea and coffee. But many readers love to cozy up in bed with […]

In This House | Inok Rosemary | Poetry

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  In this house, we sift our words, Never letting the walls hear what they shouldn’t. The fear of their […]

Statement: African Authors Sans Frontieres in Solidarity with African-Americans

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As African writers without borders who are connected beyond  geography with those who live in the United States of America […]

#SaveLambdaLiterary | Leading LGBTQ Literary Organization Needs Your Help

save lambda literary (1)

Lambda Literary is struggling under the devastating financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic. On April 17, the organization launched a […]

Innocent Chizaram Ilo Awarded 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for Africa Region

Innocent Chizaram Ilo 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

Nigeria’s Innocent Chizaram Ilo is the regional winner for Africa of the 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for their short […]

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